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Academic Technologies - Rays of the Future

Upcoming Events

Interactive Video Workshop
Interested in increasing student engagement in your courses? Join Academic Technologies’ Larry Hess and Audra Hilterbran on Wednesday, October 1 from 1pm-2pm in Alden 319 to learn about free tools for developing interactive content for face to face, blended, and online pedagogical approaches. This workshop will cover technical aspects as well as best practices for creating and implementing these types of tools into your course, feel free to bring your own device to access different applications during the session. If you would like to join us virtually, we will be streaming this event through Adobe Connect: https://adobeconnect.oit.ohio.edu/at/
Online & Blended Course Studio
Interested in teaching in a hybrid of online format? Join Academic Technologies for a four-week studio supporting faculty in the transition from face to face or hybrid to an online course format. These collaborative sessions will introduce faculty to the opportunities, challenges, best practices and available resources in regards to online course design. This studio meets 4 consecutive Wednesdays beginning on October 8 until October 29. Studio meets from 1pm-5pm in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319). The maximum size for this course is 12 faculty. No previous experience necessary.
Quality Matters
Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. The program features faculty-centered, continuous improvement models for assuring the quality of online courses through peer review, professional development workshops and certification courses for instructors and online learning professionals, and rubrics for applying quality standards to course design.

Elearning and Academic Technologies will be hosting a Quality Matters informational session this Fall. Deb Gearhart, Vice Provost for E-Learning and Strategic Partnerships and QM Master Reviewer will discuss best practices/strategies when incorporating QM standards into your course, as well as changes with the new 2014 rubric. This session will be held in Alden Library, 319 on Thursday, October 9 from 1pm-3pm. If you are a faculty member who would like to attend a session, please register by Thursday, October 2 (limit of 50 participants): https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3gd5h9QFs0H1Z0F

If you would like to join us virtually, we will be streaming this event through Adobe Connect: https://adobeconnect.oit.ohio.edu/at/
October 14, 2014 (1-1:45) Dingo vs Butler: Audio Showdown, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)
October 24, 2014 (10am-12pm) Team Based Learning (TBL), Alden319
October 29, 2014 (1-1:45) PowerPoint: Turning the Maligned Medium into Effective Medium, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)
October 30, 2014 (2pm-3pm) Narratives & Online Design, Alden 301U
November 7, 2014 (1:30-2:30) Free Digital Resources: A PechaKucha, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)

Past Events


January 28-February 25, 2014

  • Spring Semester Flipped Classroom Studio

February 17, 2014: Brown Bag Luncheon

  • Turnitin, Professor Aaron Wright

March 19-April 9, 2014

  • Lancaster Campus Flipped Classroom Studio

March 27, 2014

  • Turnitin Advanced Features, Professor Aaron Wright

April 15, 204: Faculty Showcase

  • Team Based Learning (TBL), Dr. Raymond Frost

July 24-August 14, 2014

  • Zanesville Campus Flipped Classroom Studio

September 10, 2014


November 2013

October 30-November 20, 2013

  • Fall Semester Flipped Classroom Studio

October 10, 2013

  • Blackboard Day
  • What's New and What's on the Roadmap
  • Tips and Tricks for Utilizing Video and Media in Your Course
  • Wikis, Blogs, Forums, Journals

September 18, 2013

  • iBooks Event, Dr. Greg Kessler

September 10, 2013-October 8, 2013

  • HCOM/HSP Flipped Classroom Studio

September 6, 2103

  • Global Health Certificate Program Online Development

July 24, 2013-August 21, 2013

  • Summer Semester Flipped Classroom Studio

January 24, 2013-February 14, 2013

  • Spring Semester Flipped Classroom Studio


October 30, 2012: Faculty Showcase
September 27, 2012: Teaching with Technology
April 30, 2012: Faculty Showcase
  • Using Mobile Tablets in the Higher Education Classroom to Enhance Teaching and Learning, Dr. Gene Geist, Jeff Anderson, Sara Rist
February 16, 2012: Faculty Showcase
  • Student-Instructor Relationships for Learning, Dr. Natalie Shubert
February 20, 2012: Faculty Showcase


November 3, 2011: Faculty Showcase
September 26, 2011: Faculty Showcase
August 18, 2011: Faculty Showcase